Salaries in Ireland are in the upper quartile of salaries in Europe. Ireland offers candidates a very good basic salary and a fair income tax rate. Candidates joining the labour market in Ireland find it easy to establish a social security number, bank account and get their tax affairs in order.

The Pay As You Earn (P.A.Y.E.) income tax scheme deducts the relevant taxes at source from your monthly salary. A generous tax free allowance and income tax rates of 20% and 42% results in a favourable net salary often above that of countries paying higher gross salaries.

Multi-lingual salaries have remained stable in Ireland and offer a good standard of living. Candidates relocating to Ireland should note that approximately 15-20% of companies assist with relocation expenses. Companies offering relocation typically hire multi-lingual staff in volume and use the relocation as a method of securing staff before they arrive in Ireland. This tends to suit employers and job seekers. It must be noted that this method of recruitment means that some employees do not meet their employers before they arrive for their first day of work. This can be an advantage to candidates seeking work abroad without the resources to fly for interviews as employers will hire via telephone interview or video conference.


Contact Centre
Agent €18,000-26,000 Team Lead €28,000-46,000



Telesales €20,000-30,000 IT Sales €23,000-45,000
Account Manager €25,000-45,000 Business Development €30,000-55,000


Shared Services and Finance
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable €26,000-42,000 Collections €25,000-35,000
Payroll €30,000-40,000 Part Qualified Accountant €28,000-45,000
Qualified Accountant €47,000-70,000 Finance Manager €55,000-90,000